Bust measures 6" tall by 5" wide apparently chiseled from statue or stone left undressed at bottom. Fairly even creamy-colored marble of smooth texture and little, if any, pitting or exposure corrosion or mineral accretion on surface. Some chipping, but no damage to features.
Simple head-covering and lack of personal adornment suggest the subject was probably not a member of nobility. The sculptor's
execution of details is simple, unsophisticated work; from the exaggerated kohl-painted "Egyptian eyes", prominent nose and weak chin to the rather crudely-incised mouth and hair. The expression seems melancholy and resigned.
Created after Alexander the Great's arrival in Egypt (332 B.C.) during the collaborative period of Graeco-Macedonian and Egyptian control.
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